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    Default Automatic Bandsaw for Thin-Wall Pipe

    We cut a lot of steel 28mm OD x 26mm ID pipe. At least 1,000 pieces a day on a single manual bandsaw. It's slow and most people are only accurate within an 1/8". So, we've been looking into an automatic solution.

    I've looked at a lot of different systems, usually just becoming more overwhelmed by all the options, and have figured out for the most part what I'm looking for:

    • Fully automatic.
    • Accurate within 1/32".
    • Ability to cut anywhere between a single 4m long 28mm OD pipe to around 40 pipes. Our current vice manages this well by being short(~112mm) and wide(~280mm).
    • A top vice to prevent spinning pipes.
    • Ability to upload our own cut lists, preferably via a network connection. Optimization not required.


    Could anyone help me find the automatic saw I'm looking for?

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    Any reason you're set on a bandsaw and not a cold saw?

    You might look into Tigerstop for being able to manage cut lists and what not.

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    Several things:
    1. Is it pipe or tubing? Sounds more like tubing.
    2. Material?
    3. Do you need to deburr the produce after cutting?
    4. What's you budget for this project?
    5. Do you have floor space requirements or limitations?
    6. Do you have limitations on electrical or compressed air?

    If you're having to deburr after cutting, you're wasting time using a saw. Contact one of these guys:
    Modern Machine Tool
    Bardons & Oliver, Solon, OH - Rotating / Rotary Head Cutoff Machines, CNC Lathes, Automation, Rebuilts

    If you really want an automatic saw
    http://www.behringersaws.com/circular-cold-saws.html
    JR

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    Adige make the ideal machine for this, magazine feed, easy to set but it is a circular saw.

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    I keep the machines in repair for a company that makes circ. saws for this need. Pipe, tube, flat and solid round. Generally for cold saws. Never a band type.

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    Sorry for the late reply, I didn't get a chance to check here over the holiday weekend. I'm really looking for something like the PETRA DC300A CutMaster, except on a smaller scale for 1-40 pipe.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenbuggy View Post
    Any reason you're set on a bandsaw and not a cold saw?

    You might look into Tigerstop for being able to manage cut lists and what not.
    I'd need a cutting area of up to 1120mm^2(40 bundled pipe). A cold saw would be fine if it can manage that.

    I took a look at TigerStop, but I had trouble finding a semi-auto saw with a top vice/bundle vice, so I'm open to recommendations on those.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRIowa View Post
    Several things:
    1. Is it pipe or tubing? Sounds more like tubing.
    2. Material?
    3. Do you need to deburr the produce after cutting?
    4. What's you budget for this project?
    5. Do you have floor space requirements or limitations?
    6. Do you have limitations on electrical or compressed air?

    If you're having to deburr after cutting, you're wasting time using a saw. Contact one of these guys:
    Modern Machine Tool
    Bardons & Oliver, Solon, OH - Rotating / Rotary Head Cutoff Machines, CNC Lathes, Automation, Rebuilts

    If you really want an automatic saw
    http://www.behringersaws.com/circular-cold-saws.html
    JR
    1. They're round tubes. 28mm OD, 26mm ID
    2. Cold rolled steel with either a polished finish or ABS coating
    3. No deburring required
    4. $150,000 is our limit for a good ROI, but we were hoping to find something for $25,000 - $50,000.
    5. Smaller the better, but we have plenty of room.
    6. We have both available.


    I'll take a look at what Behringer has to offer, thanks for the recommendation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Colman View Post
    Adige make the ideal machine for this, magazine feed, easy to set but it is a circular saw.
    Magazine feed is too slow for us. We're looking to cut bundles up to 1120mm^2(40 bundled pipe).

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Behner View Post
    I keep the machines in repair for a company that makes circ. saws for this need. Pipe, tube, flat and solid round. Generally for cold saws. Never a band type.
    A cold saw would be fine, as long as it can cut bundles up to 1120mm^2(40 bundled pipe).


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